Laos has retained much of its heritage for visitors to explore at a languid pace. However, some of the sleepy riverside cities are also home to the region’s wildest adventures.
Luang Prabang is the former capital of Laos and it is still considered as its beating spiritual heart. The ancient town is situated on a peninsula formed by the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. The town’s smart palm-lined riverbanks and abundant golden stupas combine to form the picture-postcard view of a Southeast Asian town of yesteryear.
Vang Vieng is not only spectacularly beautiful, but is also ripe for adventure. We enjoy a bicycle ride into the outskirts of town to experience local life and immerse in the natural surroundings. There is also an organic farm to visit and light kayaking adventures to try. For those who don’t want to paddle, they can take a local long tail boat along the majestic Nam Song River.
Walk in the footsteps of French explorer Dr. P.Neiss, who once surveyed the local tribes around Luang Prabang. We first visit the Elephant Village for a brief introduction to the great work they do there and finally, ride elephants through the jungle.
Laos is a country where animist traditions have existed for thousands of years alongside profound Buddhist beliefs. We take guests into the heart of spiritual Laos , and there is no better place to do this than in Luang Prabang.
Southern Laos is exceptionally serene, capturing the imagination and heart of every visitor, often enticing them to extend beyond their planned stay. The pristine well preserved landscapes found here are beyond the crowds and cynicism of its developing neighbors. Known also as ‘Si Phan Don’, the four thousand group of small islands are dotted across the Mekong River.